Twitter's CISO, CPO, and CCO all quit

10/11/2022 | TechCrunch

In a move nobody could have anticipated, senior executives from Twitter's privacy and security teams resigned this week. Chief Information Security Officer Lea Kissner, Chief Privacy Officer Damien Kieran and Chief Compliance Officer Marianne Fogarty all reportedly tendered their resignations on 9 November via the company's internal messaging platform. Kissner also announced their departure on Twitter. According to a tweet from Cat Zakrzewski at the Washington Post, a spokesperson for the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) said the agency is monitoring the situation and that Twitter's prior consent order "gives us new tools to ensure (regulatory) compliance, and we are prepared to use them."

UPDATE: The Verge reports a letter posted to Slack by a lawyer on the company's privacy team, outlining how the privacy and security staff are in turmoil following Elon Musk's changes. "Elon has shown that his only priority with Twitter users is how to monetize them." Musk has a huge appetite for risk and isn't afraid of a fight with the FTC. His changes have resulted in the new legal department asking engineers to "self-certify" with FTC compliance obligations and privacy laws. 

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